Welcome!

Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

Unconditional Compassion: When Western Psychology and Buddhism Meet

with William Auerbach

November 7th—November 8th

This workshop will explore what unconditional compassion means in our daily lives and how this understanding affects the way we hold our minds when reactive to negative emotions. Continue »

The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community - Film Screening

with John Ankele

November 14th

Join acclaimed filmmaker John Ankele for a special screening of his new film "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community" followed by an open discussion and Q&A. Continue »

Mindful Eating: What Does It Mean For You And The Planet?

with Brian Halweil

November 19th

Learn why food is our closest connection to the land and people around us, and be inspired to consider food our most important daily choice for ourselves and the world around us. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

    Space and Discipline – Podcast Episode No. 55

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    Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses how there is more to meditation than meditation in this episode of the podcast. As the mind becomes pliable, there’s more playfulness. How to join that with a sense of discipline? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. What … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City Podcast

    Communication – Podcast Episode No. 54

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    Susan Piver discusses communication, and how meditation helps us better tune into not just what we say, but how we say it, in this episode of the podcast. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Practice communicating with your friends … Continue 

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    Fear is Your Best Frenemy – Podcast Episode No. 53

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses mindfulness as a way to make friends with our fear. What is it like to put our fearful assumptions to the test in the present moment? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Don’t be … Continue